Timothy Olyphant

Full / Real Name: Timothy David Olyphant
Born: 20 May 1968 (52 years old)
Gender: Male



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Timothy Olyphant is an American actor best known for his starring television roles as sheriff Seth Bullock on Deadwood (2004-2006) and as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens on Justified, since 2010.

With an expansive list of diverse film and television credits, Olyphant is known for his poignant roles in both dramas and comedies. He is currently the lead of the FX series Justified, which is based on Elmore Leonard's short story entitled Fire In The Hole.

Olyphant plays 'US Marshal Raylan Givens,' a modern day 19th century-style lawman. The series premiere was the largest audience ever to watch on FX.

Olyphant also recurred on Season 7 of the comedy series The Office, playing Danny Cordray, a rival paper salesman, and an ex-boyfriend of Pam, who steals clients from Dunder Mifflin.

Olyphant can be seen in DJ Caruso's adaption of the James Frey's novel I Am Number Four, playing the guardian to the title character Alex Pettyfer. DreamWorks released this sci-fi thriller - the first of a franchise - in February, 2011.

Olyphant also starred in Paramount Picture's Rango, which he voiced the role of The Spirit of the West. This Gore Verbinski-directed animated film was released in March 2011.

In 2009, he starred as the town sheriff in Breck Eisner's remake of the horror classic The Crazies, which revolves around a small town beset by death and insanity after a plane crash lets loose a secret biological weapon into the water supply.

He also starred in Gary Yates' independent feature High Life, a comedy about four hapless junkies who plan to rob a bank, which won Best Canadian Feature at the 2009 Calgary International Film Festival.

In 2007, Olyphant starred in 20th Century Fox's Hitman and Live Free Die Hard. Hitman, based on the popular video game and directed by Xavier Gans, centers around Agent 47 (Olyphant), who realizes he's being pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe.

In Live Free Die Hard, directed by Len Wiseman, Olyphant played Thomas Gabriel an internet-based terrorist who John McClane (Bruce Willis) is trying to stop from systematically shutting down the United States.

Olyphant played the lead in David Twohy's thriller A Perfect Getaway for Relativity Media, starring opposite Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich.

He also co-starred with Elisha Cuthbert and Emile Hirsch in 20th Century Fox's The Girl Next Door. Olyphant portrayed Kelly, the porn producer and ex-boyfriend of Danielle (Cuthbert), who tries to convince her to come back to the business.

He also starred in Doug Liman's GO, playing the role of Todd, a drug dealer being double-crossed by Ronna (Sarah Polley) and Claire (Katie Holmes).

Olyphant's other film credits include GreeneStreet Films' independent feature Meet Bill, which he co-starred opposite Aaron Eckhardt and Jessica Alba; the romantic comedy Catch and Release, which he starred in opposite Jennifer Garner and the film adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling novel, Dreamcatcher.

He also appeared in Warner Bros' Rockstar, Disney's Gone In 60 Seconds, New Line Cinema's A Man Apart, Scream 2, and A Life Less Ordinary.

Olyphant has also enjoyed guest appearances on popular shows such as My Name Is Earl, Sex and The City, Samantha Who? and the award-winning series Damages.

He first garnered critical notice for his powerful portrayal of the tough, honorable, natural born-leader Seth Bullock in HBO's Deadwood. The groundbreaking series was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild for Best Ensemble for the third season.

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Timothy Olyphant as Seth Bullock in Deadwood

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